Rancudo airfield in Pag-asa islang upgrade will start soon

Rancudo airfield in Pag-asa islang upgrade will start soon


Focus will be on Pag-asa Island as it was announced that work will soon officially start for the much needed repair and upgrade of the decrepit runway on Pag-asa (Thitu) Island in the West Philippine Sea (WPS).

Reports have it the Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana is set to sign the contract and notice to proceed for the project, which had been long planned even by previous administrations.

A notice of award was issued by the Department of National Defense to the company Mamsar Construction last April 27, the official said.

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Mamsar also built the P450 million sheltered port on Pag-asa Island, which was inaugurated in 2020.

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It may be recalled in 2020, the government launched a beaching ramp and sheltered port on the island, the biggest infrastructure upgrades since the Philippines occupied it in the 1970s.


The P268-million beaching ramp, built by Luzviminda Engineering Construction, was envisioned to allow the smooth transport of heavy construction materials to jumpstart the repair of the island’s runway and construction of other facilities.

Much needed repair and upgrade


The basing support project, which will be overseen by the Philippine Air Force, has an estimated cost of P1.3 billion. It would include the restoration and concreting of the runway and construction of other facilities.


Only 850 kilometers of the 1.3 km unpaved runway, dotted with tufts of green grass, is currently usable, posing a challenge to pilots in landing big military planes.


The runway becomes muddy during rain days and at least three straight days of sunny weather are needed for planes to use it for landing.






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